We’re pleased to provide a number of useful resources for parents, clinicians, and teachers, including a searchable database of publications by OSLC scientists.Learn More
Children and adolescents involved in child welfare are among the most disadvantaged individuals in American society and are at greatly elevated risk for drug use and related problems including delinquency, teen pregnancy, poor physical and mental health, homelessness, incarceration, and HIV-risk behaviors.Learn More
Katherine C. Pears, Ph.D.
Dr. Pears is a senior scientist having worked at OSLC for more than 20 years. She is the principle investigator for the Kids in Transition to Schools (KITS) project and a campaign of its implementation in schools throughout Oregon. Katherine also serves OSLC in a key role as chair of the Management Committee.Learn More
Our New Web Debut
The Oregon Social Leaning Center is a nonprofit organization dedicated to researching social and psychological processes related to healthy development and family functioning. We value high-quality scientific research that powerfully and positively impacts the wellbeing of children and families through informing parents, professional and policy makers.
We are a team of 120 researchers, staff and administrators.Learn More
Welcome, New Scientists!
We’re pleased to welcome Ashli J. Sheidow, Ph.D., Jason Chapman, Ph.D., and Mike McCart, Ph.D. to OSLC as Research Scientists. All three have been longtime collaborators with OSLC Research scientists Lisa Saldana and Patti Chamberlain and were previously with the Family Services Research Center at the Medical University of South Carolina.